|Agroinnovations Podcast #124: Back in the Saddle - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
The Agroinnovations Podcast is back after a hiatus of several weeks. I begin by sharing an article by Tara Lohan entitled Vision: How Small, Mostly Conservative Towns Have Found the Trick to Defeating Corporations. I then continue by sharing listner comments, and conclude by sharing another article by Jill Richardson about farm subsidies and the 2012 Farm Bill.
Keywords: farm subsidies; corporations; agroinnovations; localism
|Peterson Perspectives Interview: Why Budget Cutters Ignored Farm Subsidies - Peterson Institute for International Economics|
Gary Clyde Hufbauer notes that in all the efforts to slash spending, Congress ignored costly agriculture subsidies that make little sense at a time of rising food prices.
Keywords: farm subsidies; budget cuts; deficit; food prices; Gary Hufbauer; Peterson Institute for International Economics
|What's wrong with conventional agriculture?|
Eric Schlosser believes that industrialized food systems are far too reliant on fossil fuels, in production and in food miles. It is policy in Europe and the US to give subsidies to agribusiness. However, in the UK and the US, organic farming is now most profitable sector of agriculture.
Keywords: news&information; industrialised food production; industrial farming systems; agriculture fossil fuels; food miles; food policy us; food subsidies; farm subsidies; subsidise agribusiness; organic food; organic farming
|How can we have a fair global agricultural system?|
Mohau Pheko argues that we need a fair global agricultural system. Farm subsidies favour multinational corporations and the rich at the expense of small-scale farmers. A small number of multinational agribusinesses such as Cargill and Monsanto have huge power over global food production. Food production, food prices and food security are political issues.
Keywords: news&information; global agricultural system; global food production; agribusiness; multinational corporations; agriculture and development; agricultural subsidies; farm subsidies; food production; food prices; food security; food subsidies; small-scale farmers
|What is wrong with the way global trade works?|
Mohau Pheko discusses global trade and globalisation in the context of economic development in Africa. She says the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and world trade agreements are not helping development. Farm subsidies in the US and EU create surplus food production; excess food is dumped on the African market at artificially low prices.
Keywords: news&information; trade and development; global trade; globalisation; global trade and economic development in africa; world trade organisation; world trade agreements; wto and development; agriculture and development; agricultural subsidies; farm subsidies
|[May 22 2008] Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: It's "Chicks Up Front" Again - The "Chick-ifying" Of U.S. Political Bloodsport... Case In Point, CodePink - Travus T. Hipp - Cabale News Service|
In The News: The Turks have mediated an agreement between Israel and Syria regarding the Lebanese crisis and perhaps the Golan, and it's already in the process of being implemented. Hezbollah is standing down in Beirut and withdrawing to barracks. More. Congress has sent a defective farm bill up to the White House for it's inevitable veto with 34 pages missing, so they do it again. The Feinstein-Craig farmworker provision has been stripped from the Military Appropriations bill.....
Keywords: Travus T. Hipp; Cabale News Service; KPIG; Politics; News; Alternative News; U.S. Foreign Policy; U.S. Domestic Policy; Breaking Politics News; Realpolitik; Republican Family Values; Social Justice; Anti-War; Anti-War Demonstrator; Anti-War Organization; Beirut; CENTCOM; CodePink; David Petraeus; Diane Feinstein; Executive Privilege; Farm Bill; Farm Subsidies; Farm Worker; Farming; Feminism; Feminist; Golan Heights; Hezbollah; International Diplomacy; Israel; Karl Rove; Larry Craig; Lebanon; Middle East; Military Appropriations Bill; Senate Judiciary Committee; Syria; Turkey; Veto; White House; Womens Issues
|[July 27 2007] Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Reefer Madness Redux - The Medical Journal Lancet Study On Marijuana Psychosis Leaves Out Some Critical Information Which Should Make One Skeptical - Travus T. Hipp - Cabale News Service|
In The News... It's the "Congress tries to look like their are doing something before they go on vacation" edition - Karl Rove and top aides will be getting subpoenas in the US District Attorney firings. Bush threatens to veto 9 to 12 of the spending bills being sent to the White House, including Homeland Security... The U.S. Border Patrol and port security add-ins seem to bother him in that particular case...
Keywords: Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary; Cabale News Service; Travus T. Hipp; KPIG; News; Alternative News; Commentary; Philosophy; Satire; Spoken Word; Politics; History; Current Events; U.S. Foreign Policy; U.S. Domestic Policy; 420; Agricultural Subsidies; Agriculture; Alberto Gonzales; Arrogance; Baby Boomer; Bong Hits 4 Jesus; Border Patrol; Cannabis; Class War; Cognitive Dissonance; Congressional Malfeasance; Constitutional Crisis; Contempt Of Congress; Corporatism; Corruption; Culture; Culture Clash; Department Of Homeland Security; DHS; Disinformation; Drug Culture; Drug Wars; Drugs; Ethanol; Ethanol Production; Factory Farming; Farm Subsidies; George W. Bush; Health and Wellness; High Crimes; Hippie; Humor; Hypocrisy; Justice Department; Karl Rove; Kleptocracy; Marijuana; Medical Statistics; Mental Health; Moral Turpitude; Nepotism; Pharmacology; Port Security; Pot; Psychology; Psychosis; Public Health; Republican Corruption; Sociology; The 60s; US Border Patrol; US Justice Department; Victimless Crime; Wellness
|[May 15 2008] Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: 'Illegal' Immigrant Ants - Just Another Reminder That The Human Species Is Only TEMPORARILY In Charge - Travus T. Hipp - Cabale News Service|
In The News: You Go Girl! Chelsea Clinton goes to Puerto Rico campaigning for her mom and makes a point of requesting permission from the US Navy to campaign in the town they use as a bombing range... Vieques, and it makes ALL the Puerto Rican newspapers. In the House, a new GI bill will give full scholarships for 3 years service, but it's just going into conference and it might change. The farm bill passed as a veto-proof vote but is it mostly of benefit to the mohair farmers? al-Maliki leads h...
Keywords: Travus T. Hipp; Cabale News Service; KPIG; Politics; News; Alternative News; U.S. Foreign Policy; U.S. Domestic Policy; Breaking Politics News; Realpolitik; Republican Family Values; Social Justice; 2008 Elections; Agricultural Subsidies; Agricultural-Industrial Complex; Agriculture; Alaska; al-Maliki; American Military Occupation; American Occupation; American Troops in Iraq; Ants; Balkanised Iraq; Bombing; Border War; Bush Administration; Bush Family Ranch; Bush War; BushCo; BushWar; Central America; Chelsea Clinton; Clinton Campaign; Colombia; Combat Operations; Combat Support; Criminal Neglect; Democratic Family Values; Department of Agriculture; Destabilization; Diplomacy; Ecological Disaster; Ecological Issues; Ecosphere; Ecosystem; Endangered Species; Endangered Species Act; Endless War; Enduring Bases; Environmental Issues; Fallujah; Farm Bill; Farm Subsidies; Farming; GI Bill; Global Climate Change; Global Warming; Government Accountability; Hillary Clinton; Hugo Chavez; Hugo Chávez; Human Rights; Human Rights Abuse; Humor; Indefinite Naval Presence; Indigenous Affairs; Indiscriminate Bombing; Insects; Invasion of Iraq; Invasive Species; Iraq War; Iraqi Army; Land Grab; Low Intensity Warfare; Mass Media; Media; Media Coverage; Middle East; Militarism; Military Budget; Mosul; North Slope; Occupation Army; Oil And Gas Development; Oil Companies; Oil Drilling; Oil Exploration; Oil Industry; Oil-Services Companies; Pentagon; Pest Control; Polar Bears; Political Activism; Political Humor; Presidential Race; Propaganda; Public Diplomacy; Public Relations; Puerto Rico; Regional War; Sarcasm; Satire; US Marines; US Military Basing; US Navy; US Soldiers In Iraq; Venezuela; Veteran; Veterans Administration; Veterans Affairs; Vieques; War Pigs
|[May 08 2008] Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: "If You ARE Going To Have A Government It Damn Well Better Do Something"... It's Also Useful To Know That There ARE Differences In The Basic Political Philosophies Of The Two Political Organizations In The American One Party State - Travus T. Hipp - Cabale News Service|
In The News: Congress is on the move and the nation is NOT safe: The Military Appropriations bill AKA "veto bait" is on the floor of the House, a pair of $300 BILLION dollar emergency housing bills (mortgage housing crisis bill to bail out the lenders, not emergency housing for the homeless working class population of America)coming up... Also, the Farm Bill, another $300 BILLION with 60% going to Food Stamps, WIC, Seniors, etc.....
Keywords: Travus T. Hipp; Cabale News Service; KPIG; Politics; News; Alternative News; U.S. Foreign Policy; U.S. Domestic Policy; Breaking Politics News; Realpolitik; Republican Family Values; Social Justice; Agribusiness; Agri-business; Agriculture; Bush Administration; California; CGTL; China; Congress; Cotton Subsidies; Democrat; Democratic Apparatchik; Democratic Candidate; Democratic Caucus; Democratic Culture of Corruption; Democratic Family Values; Democratic National Committee; Democratic National Convention; Democratic Party; Democratic Party Apparatus; Earmarks; Emergency Housing Bill; Farm Bill; Farm Subsidies; Farming; Federal Budget; Food Stamps; General Confederation of Labour Unions; General Strike; Government Destabilization; Hezbollah; Hizbullah; Housing; International Diplomacy; International Politics; Juan Cole; Labor Organizing; Labor Union; Lebanese Army; Lebanese Police; Lebanese Society; Lebanon; Louisiana; Middle East; Military Appropriations; Military Budget; Monocropping; Mortgage Crisis; Mortgage Lender; Mount Everest; New World Order; Olympic Torch; Olympics; Political Philosopy; Political Policy; Political Subversion; President Medvedev; Republican; Republican Apparatchik; Republican Corruption; Republican Culture of Corruption; Republican Family Values; Republican National Committee; Republican National Convention; Republican Party; Rice Subsidies; Russia; Russian Government; Senior Citizen; Spying; Strike; Tibet; US Monetary Policy; US State Department; WIC
|[July 30 2007] Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Cozying Up To Our Former Enemies... From Vietnam All The Way Back To The Redcoats - The President Meets Britian's New Prime Minister Gordon Brown At Camp David, And The Discussions Will Inexorably Turn Towards Iraq - Travus T. Hipp - Cabale News Service|
In The News: Governing from Baghdad - PM Maliki is angry at General Petreaus about incorporating Sunni militias into the security apparatus of Iraqi society and is now requesting that Petreaus be removed. From Crooks & Liars:At another meeting with Gen Petraeus, Mr Maliki said: “I can’t deal with you any more. I will ask for someone else to replace you.” [In Full]For a bloody history lesson about what happens when our henchmen make demands, see the recent posting on my site in regard to a ...
Keywords: Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary; Cabale News Service; Travus T. Hipp; KPIG; News; Alternative News; Commentary; Philosophy; Satire; Spoken Word; Politics; History; Current Events; U.S. Foreign Policy; U.S. Domestic Policy; Agricultural Subsidies; Agriculture; Alberto Gonzales; al-Maliki; American Culture; American History; Arms Race; Baghdad; Basra; Benazir Bhutto; Body Bags; Body Count; Camp David; Clandestine Planning; Constitutional Crisis; Corporatism; Corruption; Defense Appropriations; Defense Contractor; Defense Spending; Diplomacy; Factory Farming; Farm Subsidies; Farmworker; General David Petraeus; George W. Bush; Global Hegemony; Global War On Terror; Gordon Brown; GWOT; Immigration; Imperialism; International Diplomacy; International Politics; Iraq; Iraqi Parliament; Iraqi Police; Islamic Jihad; Israel; Japan; Justice Department; Middle East; Migrant Worker; Migration; Militarism; Military Appropriations; National Sovereignty; Occupation Army; Oil Wars; Open Societies; Pakistan; Pentagon; Permanent Bases in Iraq; Pervez Musharraf; Pre-Emptive Nation-Building; Preemptive War; Proxy Army; Proxy War; Regional War; Resource Wars; Saudi Arabia; Senate Investigation; Sunni Militia; Terrorism; U.S. State Department; United Kingdom; US Justice Department; Vietnamization; War On Terror; War Pigs; Weapons Proliferation; William Arkin; Weapons Systems